The Coastal Command Boat (CCB) arrived in its homeport of Bahrain Feb. 8.
The CCB, a one-of-a-kind platform, was originally built in Washington in 2011 and is assigned to Commander Task Group (CTG) 56.7 of Commander Task Force (CTF) 56.
As the first and only vessel of its kind, some of the CCB’s capabilities include increased payload capacity for maritime interdiction operations (MIO), Sea Ports of Debarkation (SPOD) defense, Sea Lanes of Communication (SLOC) control, and other littoral and coastal maritime missions. The CCB can reach speeds in excess of 35 knots, as well as enter well-deck modes for transportation. She can also function as a platform for various unmanned vehicles.